All undergraduate and graduate academic programs at Canadian University Dubai have an English proficiency requirement.

IELTS, TOEFL and the PTE-A are three globally recognized English language proficiency tests. Canadian University Dubai offers both assessments on campus.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ) is a respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. An IELTS certificate is recognized as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 9000 education and training providers worldwide.

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE - A) is designed for candidates who are not native English speakers, but who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognized, qualification in English.  PTE- A integrates skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing while focusing on assessing the ability of communicating in English, rather than a persons test taking skills. 


We offer a convenient on campus Institutional TOEFL assessment service for all prospective and currently enrolled students. The Institutional TOEFL test assesses a students' proficiency level in three different skills — reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and structure and written expression. Tests are carried out on a regular basis and dates are published in advance on our website. Students may also obtain additional information on pricing, timings and apply for the test through the Registration Department. For more information and test schedule please check TOEFL test dates.


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work and migration with more than two million tests taken in the past year.

IELTS results are recognized by more than 9,000 organizations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world. IELTS is a test of all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Canadian University Dubai is working with leading IELTS Test Centre in UAE, the Center for Examination Services (CES), to provide IELTS registration, testing and preparation course here at the CUD campus.

For more information check IELTS
For IELTS test schedule please check IELTS Schedule



The PTE-A general consists of two parts: a written paper and a spoken test. The written paper tests listening, reading comprehension and writing skills. Testing is available in more than 250 locations in over 50 countries. Currently there are three test centers in the UAE, these are:

  • JNS Testing and Training Center, Barsha, Dubai
  • TEPTH, Silicon Oasis, Dubai
  • UAE Academy, Abu Dhabi